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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 26, 2007 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A Post-Egypt Gem

Winterland 10/21/78:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-10-21.sbd.popi.6100.sbeok.shnf

The Egyptian shows were mentioned in passing earlier today (well, now they're being mentioned at the top of the page, but whatever---no, wait, I've been put back in the front of the line), reminding me of this one that was part of their Welcome Home run in San Francisco, while they were still buzzing from the transcendence they had experienced in The Land of the Pyramids. It was my brother's first Grateful Dead concert. He finally braved his way to a show after hearing me rave for two years after my cherry was popped at the second of the two Day(s) On The Green in Oakland with The Who.

He told me how amazing it was to see the Egyptian percussionists warm up the audience along with a slide show of the junket, as the Dead gradually joined them on stage, slowly trickling their own sounds into what evolved into an otherworldly mix, climaxing finally with The Promised Land. And that was just to get things started. Reading references to Egypt this afternoon reminded me of this one, and it was the first time I had even thought about it since finding the Archive over a year ago. I had never heard it before today. The show fully deserves all the build-up he had given it many, many years ago.

Listen as Jerry's guitar mimics the strange a' capella vocals of Ollin Arrageed during the third track of the recording. The rest of the band joins, one-by-one, resulting in the rarity of a jam to open the show. Much later, another rarity, Got My Mojo Workin', raising the question, "Who's that playing harp?" My first guess would be Matthew Kelly, but his trademark trill (that was the subject of a little bit of a parody many years later in Ratdog's studio rendition of Odessa) is absent, so my second guess is Norton Buffalo.

And finally, another rarity, namely a recommendation of an archive show from yours truly. But I really do think this Grateful Dead concert is extraordinary, even by the extraordinary standards of The Grateful Dead, and felt it was my duty to bring it to the attention of anyone else who has not heard it. Enjoyment guaranteed.

This post was modified by BryanE on 2007-09-27 02:32:44

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 26, 2007 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Post-Egypt Gem

"I had a hard run" got the Bertha>Good Lovin going right now. Must have been a superdedupper show to be at. Thanks for the excellent show

This post was modified by northstar dead on 2007-09-27 02:27:16

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Poster: He Live's Date: Sep 26, 2007 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Post-Egypt Gem

i havent heard this one yet but i am taking your rec .....

i think this fall 78 run has some real gems in it....my first choice is the 11/20 set from cleveland but this winterland run of october seems to be all top-notch...maybe the band is revelling a bit, having successfully pulled off the EGYPT CAPER....

have you seen the kesey film of the egypt shows....

try this:

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This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2007-09-26 22:08:11

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Sep 27, 2007 4:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Post-Egypt Gem

lee oskar (war) is the harp player

try also 10-22. jerry - cipollina interplay is unbelievable
http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-10-22.sbd.kempa.299.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: BryanE Date: Sep 27, 2007 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Post-Egypt Gem

Thanks!

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Sep 27, 2007 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Post-Egypt Gem

10-21-78 IMO is one of the great shows of the post-retirement era. 78 tends to get some flack,(not necessarily on this site) but shows like this and 1-22-78 as well as several others seem to rip the flack to shreds.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Sep 27, 2007 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A Post-Egypt Gem

There are many blissful late grate 78's. I think Jerry & Keitho really perfected the 1/2 Step > Franklins in this era, try out 12-12 or 11-13 to see some sweet ones.